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sharing not new acquisition, but couple of months old

Fraga boots - result of collaboration of Prague Denimheads shop x famous Prague shoemaker Martin Lawart

bespoken color

 

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5 hours ago, mpukas said:

??? - who's selling TMC boots now that Vintage Paradise is close? just curious... and are TMC boots as good quality as they are good looking? 

The Surveyors are an easy pick up, off the top of my head, Real Moon, 3&8, Earth Market, Pine Ave, Take5... just type TMA1315 into google images and all will be revealed.. alas i never particularly like the Surveyors, the heal stitch was too much for my sensibilities.

Those Ironclad Railmans of mine are long gone... they haven't been produced for years but you can still pick them up on Yahoo/Rakuten albeit in lightly worn condition, ive always fancied the cherry red, TMA1111 will help with the search.

Regarding quality, those Railmans are built like tanks! i go pretty hard on my gear and they've withstood everything ive thrown at them.

 

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On 3/7/2020 at 6:02 AM, Double 0 Soul said:

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TMC Railmans & M41030 (SC-37's)

What laces are those? Nice and wide..

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A bit more Lone Wolf appreciation - my Hunters after about 6 years. I’m not overly hard on boots, but these have (with one exception) lasted/worn better than any other boot I’ve owned

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3 hours ago, tod said:

What laces are those? Nice and wide..

If I'm not mistaken, are those the type of laces that are kind of "hollow"?  What I mean is, can you squeeze them on the sides to sort of make them round?  These are my favorite type of laces, but I don't know what the proper name for this style of lace is.  If anyone knows what they are called it would be much appreciated.  These are some I found by searching double layer laces, but I feel like there has to be a better way to find them: https://www.amazon.com/YFINE-Double-Layers-Shoelaces-Sneakers/dp/B00Y4MNWFA

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Scarpa - 10oz Galluser tanned vachetta leather. Immortal

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Clearing out my cupboards so thought I’d photograph some of my boots/shoes - be getting rid of some of these too at some point

I’ll do this in chunks so I don’t Broark the internet

Rolling Dub Trio Giraffe, Conquer, TriBeCa and Bedford

 

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Real McCoys N-1 ‘Boondocker’ - 1st pattern; John Lofgren M-43 Service Boots, Rolling Dub Trio Coupen

 

 

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Freewheelers Desolation Row x IrregulaR Pecos, Viberg Service Boot

 

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I’ll post some others up later ...

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One month in brass Tokyo clinch boots. The black dye is beginning to rub off

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2 hours ago, Smallrod said:

Beautiful boots @wmb.  How did you size them?

thank you. these are size 12 Clinch George boot CN last.

I am 11.5 D on a brannock device

 Alden Barrie 11, Alden Plaza 11.5, Alden LHS 11, Alden Grant 11.5

11UK Edward Green, 82, 202 last 

12 US Nike

10.5 Lofgren tankers 

these fit me very well -- a slight resistance when putting them on at the base of the tongue.  I think a wide foot or a very high instep may have trouble.  

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Had some work done on my indys and another Alden boot. My heels were going so the cobbler in my neighborhood had some cats paw heels. Super happy with how they turned out 

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On 3/10/2020 at 8:56 PM, wmb said:

thank you. these are size 12 Clinch George boot CN last.

I am 11.5 D on a brannock device

 Alden Barrie 11, Alden Plaza 11.5, Alden LHS 11, Alden Grant 11.5

11UK Edward Green, 82, 202 last 

12 US Nike

10.5 Lofgren tankers 

these fit me very well -- a slight resistance when putting them on at the base of the tongue.  I think a wide foot or a very high instep may have trouble.  

Are they clinch size 12 or US size 12?

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Brother bridge Henry, their version of the boxing shoes in tea core horsehide. Worn  for 3 months??? *bonus shot of the RDT on feet. 

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how did you size both RDT and Brother bridge compared to Viberg 2030 or red Wings?

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I got my Onderhoud boots in Maryam horsebutt leather. Given how awful the Indonesian leather on my brother's Sagaras was and what I've heard from other owners, I am glad that I went with this leather instead. The leather is not teacore, but they should age pretty nicely.

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21 hours ago, SLAB said:

how did you size both RDT and Brother bridge compared to Viberg 2030 or red Wings?

I do not own any Red Wings, so I cannot comment on those. 

However, I am a 7.5 in Viberg 2030. 8 in a Brother Bridge. RDT recommended me to go with an 8, however, I went with a 7.5 given how wide the forefoot is on the RDT Roots. Slightly snug on the top of the foot, but definitely ok length and width wise. 

Awesome Onderhoud boots^. Construction looks good!

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Better than. lofgrens out there vibergs

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I don't think I hate anything in the world as much as Ed hates Lofgren.

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4 minutes ago, Broark said:

I don't think I hate anything in the world as much as Ed hates Lofgren.

Love you man 

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You too Ed, never change!

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These arrived today.... 

Sanders Japan 'Playboys' chukka.

Note these do not impact no buy 2020 as  I have been on the restock waiting list since November :ph34r:

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I really like Sanders’ chukkas - what’s the Japan angle?

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I’ve always liked those @Geeman, did you buy your usual size?

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Like those Sanders chukkas, nice pickup.
I also like these Paraboot Arpenteur collaborations, a take on the Chambord. On sale at CHCM for $285.
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3 hours ago, Duke Mantee said:

I really like Sanders’ chukkas - what’s the Japan angle?

Made in England for the japanese market, slightly rounder toe box, closer reproduction of the originals fro  60/70's.

 

2 hours ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I’ve always liked those @Geeman, did you buy your usual size?

8 on a brannock,  7 or 7.5 in redwing.  7.5 in these is spot on but there was little difference between these and the 8.

Been after them for ages, look great with jeans, cords, chinos

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